Alison Goldfrapp claims she's not interested in seeking attention. Ahead of her band's new album, Elisa Bray considers the evidence
The shortlist for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize reveals obsessions with politics, nationality – and a famous pair of legs. Charlotte Cripps previews next year's Deutsche Börse prize
Seaside Special was never like this: two Mr Punches leer over the stage from posters either side, a circus ringmaster opens proceedings, yet big-top glitter and knockabout humour are way off the agenda.
Guests ummed and ahhed as they wound themselves around Eva Rothschild's giant, room-encompassing zig-zag of a sculpture that was the centrepiece for Tate Britain's summer party on Monday.
Send in the clowns: Britney's back on top
The house I grew up in... I don't have a traditional sense of "home" as my parents moved a lot when I was young. I "grew up" at my grandmother's farm in the New Forest. My parents were busy focusing on my younger siblings and I loved spending time with grandmother who always treated me like an adult.
José González, On tour until 13 April
González, a Swede of Argentine descent, gave up a career in biochemistry for spare, Latin-tinged folk. This jaunt sees him step out in support of his second album, In Our Nature. At times, his music packs a quietly commanding intimacy reminiscent of Pink Moon era Nick Drake, but his liking for Cuban guitarist Silvio Rodriguez adds a unique twist. Idiosyncratic cover-versions of songs by artists such as Joy Division and Bruce Springsteen are also a speciality.
The capital of trip-hop is back on track with a slew of new recordings from its Nineties pioneers. By Nick Hasted